- Created Tuesday, February 24th 2015 @ 22:01:00
Since some time, I notice that my bot plays much more infrequently than other bots. Also, my bot plays against some opponents much more frequently than against other bots, although these opponents have always been within 10 ranks from mine.
For example: my bot Quispel played 11 times against Villain between 17-02-2015 and 24-02-2015, but only 5 times against chezebot in the same period.
Has the scheduling of games changed? And if so, how does it work now? Why has it changed? I think the old way of scheduling games was quite balanced, more than the new way.
DeveloperCreated Thursday, February 26th 2015 @ 09:46:46
Since about 6 months you only play against bots within 10 ranks of your own bot. If you haven't played against chezebot as much, the reason is probably he wasn't within 10 ranks of your bot all the time.
However we are currently working on a solution to increase the amount of games played.
- Created Thursday, February 26th 2015 @ 17:11:09
No, that's not the reason: both chezebot and Villain and my bot Quispel have continuously been in the top 10, so always within 10 ranks of each other.
As far as I remember from the scheduling mechanism this means that my bot is supposed to play exactly one game per batch of games. That means that the number of games that I play against chezebot in any given period cannot differ by more than 2 from the number of games that I play against Villain. (it can differ by 2 because I cannot tell exactly when a batch of games starts and ends.)
But as stated before that is not the case: I played 5 against chezebot and 11 against Villain.
So I repeat my question: what has changed to the scheduling mechanism and why?
DeveloperCreated Friday, February 27th 2015 @ 15:36:53
Ah yes, I forgot something. When the finals have been played, the competition will automatically play less matches. From the 10 matches above and below your rank, half will be removed from the queue randomly.
- Created Friday, February 27th 2015 @ 18:38:05
Thanks for the answer. No problem, just wanted to know how it exactly works.
- Created Saturday, February 28th 2015 @ 16:53:29
With this +/-10 rank schedule top and bottom bots play less games than those in the middle.